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A form of billiards played on a small table, typically in a public bar, in which balls are struck into holes guarded by pegs.
- ‘Bar billiards isn't a game like that, bar billiards is a gentle game, and I think these days a lot of youngsters, they see a bar billiards table and they think, ‘Oh that's an old man's game’.’
- ‘‘The key to bar billiards is concentration,’ he says. ‘Although I do allow myself a couple of drinks.’
- ‘The council should be aware that enunciating this name has become a pub sport, alongside bar billiards, pool, darts, bear-baiting, dominos and international cricket.’
- ‘Monson Road members can play pool, snooker, darts, bar billiards, and enjoy live entertainment including karaoke and discos.’
- ‘Competition organiser Sue White said: ‘If a match can't be played we want teams to get together at the nearest pub and have a game of bar billiards or darts or something else.’
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